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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 

Interior Design


Course Code(s):  5M5054 6M5127 ID1 ID2
QQI Award Code:  5M5054 Interior Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Have you a passion for Design? Can you see yourself transforming interiors with colour and texture? Have you always been interested in interiors but never got the opportunity to follow your dream? Are you a mature student wanting to change career or progress to study at degree level?

This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences to create interiors in line with client specifications including presentation drawings, materials specification, lighting, furniture proposals and construction detailing.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1: Certificate in Interior Design
Architectural Drawing
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Design Skills
Drawing and Autocad
Furnishing and Fittings
Colour and Light
Communications
Work Experience

Year 2: Advanced Certificate in Interior Design
3D Interior Design Methods
3D Design Materials
Building Technology & Design
Critical Studies/History
Furniture Design
Computer Illustrated Graphics/Autocad
Personal & Professional Development
Communications
Work Experience

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Packaging Designer   Photographer  
Textile Designer   Dressmaker  
Fashion Designer   Camera Operator  
Film/Video Tape Editor   CAD Technician  
Architect   Graphic Designer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Creative Director  
Musical Instrument Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Modelmaker   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Painter / Decorator   Theatre/Television Designer  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Cartoonist  
Designer/maker   Engineer - Transport Design  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Building, Construction & Property
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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